Job Opportunity

Job OpportunityDanceSyndrome has an exciting and unique opportunity for the right person to join us as Chair of our established Board of Trustees.


The role is unpaid and part-time (approximately 10 hours a month) and will include virtual working as well as face-to-face meetings in and around Manchester, Preston and the North West.


The length of the appointment is 3 years with the possibility of extension for a further 3 years. The maximum length of the appointment is 6 years.


The Chair will lead the Board of Trustees and work closely with the Managing Director to determine the strategic direction of the charity and ensure that the plan to deliver that strategy is implemented. The Chair with the Board of Trustees is responsible for the good management of the charity and ensuring that all legal responsibilities are met.


This is a really exciting time for our charity with a new ambitious Managing Director who joined the organisation in 2021 and the creation of an Artistic Director role who together make up the senior management team. In April 2022, we launched our 3-year strategy: Vision 2025 with three key strands:
Vision 2025


You can download the full application pack, including the Job Description and Person Specification here.


Equal Opportunities:

The DanceSyndrome family is filled with passionate and motivated people. We are keen to hear from applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic, LGBTQIA+ and those with a disability. You do not need specific experience of dancing or working previously with people with learning disabilities, we are looking for people who believe in what we do and want to support DanceSyndrome to grow its impact and to help create a fairer, more inclusive and equitable society for everyone.


To Express An Interest In Applying:

To apply for the role, please send a CV and covering letter to the Managing Director, Julie Nicholson on with “Job Application” as the email subject.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, Julie can be contacted by phone on 07887 931510.

There will be a two-stage formal application process.

We will be interviewing as and when suitable candidates apply, so please apply as soon as possible.

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